With the 10 inventions by Utah inventors reported in this week's column, the total number reported during 1990 is 366. The creative activities of the inventors cover a wide spectrum of mechanical, chemical, optical, medical and electronic subjects.

Thomas H. Wood, Roy. A device for removing a substantially spherical ball from a support shaft. Filed Aug. 7, 1989. Patent 4,970,771.Lawrence C. Faupell, North Logan. Energy absorber for translating portions of rocket motor cases. Assigned to Thiokol Corporation, Ogden. Filed Feb. 9, 1989. Patent 4,970,857.

William H. McClennen; Neil S. Arnold, both of Salt Lake City, and Henk L. C. Meuzelaar, Summit Park. Apparatus and method for sampling fluid flow. Assigned to University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Filed May 25, 1989. Patent 4,970,905.

Glen W. Probat, Orem. Portable, collapsible wood burning stove and uses for the same. Filed Dec. 18, 1989. Patent 4,971,045.

M. James Lillywhite, Salt Lake City, and Michael E. Horn, Owensboro, Ky. Dual-containment tank system for compounds from which solids settle. Assigned to Baker-Hughes, Inc., Houston, Texas. Filed June 19, 1989, a continuation of Patent 4,840,283. Patent 4,971,214.

William T. Dalebout, and Curt G. Bingham, both of Logan. Dual action exercise cycle. Assigned to Proform Fitness Products, Inc., Logan. Filed June 25, 1990, a continuation of design patents 307,614 and 307,615. Patent 4,971,316.

Michael E. Stevens and Edward W. Stevens, West Jordan. Device for lifting and tilting a vehicle sideways. Filed Mar. 19, 1987. Patent 4,971,511.

Ellis Anderson, Orem. Apparatus for water treatment. Assigned to John B. Knight, Jr., Spanish Fork. Filed Apr. 24, 1989, a continuation of application Nov. 6, 1987. Patent 4,971,687.

Brian T. Mundy, Midvale. Thermoplastic cylinder and process for manufacturing same. Assigned to TRE Corporation, Los Angeles, Calif. Filed Aug. 21, 1989, a continuation of application Nov. 16, 1987. Patent 4,971,846.

R. Geoffrey Blackburn, Salt Lake City. Light image generating system. Filed Aug. 28, 1989, a continuation of application May 16, 1988. Patent 4,972,305.

Ruben Rodriguez, Clearfield. Billiards cue guide. Filed Aug. 26, 1988. Design patent 312,290.

Copies of patents are available by number for $1.50 from Box 9, Patent and Trademark Office, Washington D.C. 20231.